Monday, May 13, 2013

wisdom to live by

For years I shared with the people I talk to that getting wisdom, daily wisdom is a big deal.  Plus connecting with God through reading the Bible each day will make a difference.  You have heard me talk about this before. 

But the book of Proverbs is a great place to start.  There are 31 days in many months, and there are 31 chapters in Proverbs.  By putting those together you will create a habit of ingesting God’s word in to your life.  Creating a habit leads to being healthy as well as allowing God to guide you on a daily basis.

Here are some verses from Proverbs 12 that bring huge pieces of wisdom (all verses are from the New Living Translation):

2 - The Lord approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

3 - Wickedness never brings stability, but the godly have deep roots.

11 - A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.

14 - Wise words bring many benefits, and hard work brings rewards.

18 - Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

22 - The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.

24 - Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.

28 - The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death.

The nuggets of wisdom are pieces that will change the way you deal with life.  We have to ask the hard questions and make the right choice.  Are our roots going deep in to God?  Are my motives right and word honorable?  Are my words encouraging, wise and bringing healing to those who hear them?  Am I completely honest? 

May God use our lives, our actions, our words and even our motives to help others see God.  Ingest the wisdom of God.  Let God’s wisdom be words to live by on a daily basis.

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